Ama Dwimoh - Professional Summary
Ama Dwimoh served for many years as a leading criminal prosecutor against child abusers in Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of her career, she developed a great deal of expertise in this field, bringing passion and determination to the courtroom. Ama Dwimoh’s efforts met with significant success in the cases of a number of high-profile trials. Additionally, her advocacy resulted in the founding of several programs designed to increase awareness of child predators in society and create safer environments for the next generation. Her work provided the impetus for reform in the Administration for Child Services (ACS) in New York City.
Ama Dwimoh founded and led the Crimes Against Children Bureau at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. In the fulfillment of her duties, she oversaw prosecutions, made grand jury presentations, aided plea agreement negotiations, prepared and interviewed victims before trials, and conducted legal research. Stephanie-Ama Dwimoh also managed the day-to-day operations of the bureau.
Due to her wide range of experience, Ama Dwimoh is considered a thought leader in the field of child abuse prevention and investigation. She is often called upon to give presentations or advice on the subject. Her people skills have also led her to excel at public relations and community affairs, an ability that has enabled her to help educate neighborhoods about proactive steps to improve child safety. Some of the professional organizations that Ama Dwimoh has been affiliated with include the ACS Coordinating Committee on Children, the NAACP, the Mayor’s Criminal Justice Task Force on Child Abuse, and the Interagency Operating Committee of the Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center. A graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University, Stephanie-Ama Dwimoh furthered her education by earning a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University where she was a member of the American Criminal Law Review and the Institute for Public Representation.
Ama Dwimoh - Professional Experience
Aug 1, 1988-Dec 1, 2010
Former Chief of the Crimes Against Children Bureau
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
A Relentless Advocate for Child Safety for More Than 20 Years
Ms. Dwimoh spearheaded the creation and operation of the Crimes Against Children Bureau, which under her direction handled dozens of high-profile cases over nearly 13 years. Ama Dwimoh’s many significant victories in the courtroom include obtaining convictions in the case of Nixzmary Brown, a seven-year-old girl killed by her mother and stepfather. The convictions led to major reform within the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and prompted new legislation protecting children.
Ama Dwimoh - Education
Aug 1, 1985-May 1, 1988
Georgetown University Law Center
Ama Dwimoh - Interests
Community Organizing; Social Justice; Youth; Reading; Ocean; Traveling; Music, Prayer and Meditation; Loves Horses; Cats and Dogs; Support Animal Rescue
Ama Dwimoh - Charitable Affiliations
Member of Brown Memorial Baptist Church; Capital Campaign; Women's Ministry; Brown Community Development Corporation--Vice Chair; Working with senior citizens; Mentoring youth & Professional Coaching